Not A Dog’s Dinner

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED After a boring morning’s admin, I helped The Head Gardener plant tulip and allium bulbs and flowering chrysanthemums. We then enjoyed a salad lunch and drove to Lymington harbour, where the rippling water reflected the boats and the blue sky with its attendant clouds that had beenContinue reading “Not A Dog’s Dinner”

The Action Came To Me

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT AS REQUIRED. Jackie and I left Hurst Castle yesterday as we entered, crossing the bridge over the moat. What was once a deep defensive dug-out water-filled trench, now just collects a little precipitation when it rains. We joined the crowds waiting for the ferry. The small fleet of pleasureContinue reading “The Action Came To Me”

Mobile, cigarettes, chips, and coke

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Aaron, this Sunday, had removed two overhanging branches from a neighbours fir tree, and had dismantled an old temporary greenhouse cobbled together from panels found on our plot. Early this morning we chopped the branches into manageable chunks to fill an orange bag and, along with someContinue reading “Mobile, cigarettes, chips, and coke”

Foggy Necking

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. We awoke to a garden covered in frost and fog. As the day progressed, some of the precipitation departed, but the mist remained. My photographs largely appeared as if in monochrome, and I undertook no editing at all. IContinue reading “Foggy Necking”

Brief Encounter

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. On a gloriously sunny morning that would have graced any day in Spring, Jackie drove me, via a network of of narrow, populated roads like Platoff Road and Normandy Lane, to a footpath leading to Keyhaven and Lymington Nature Reserve.Continue reading “Brief Encounter”

Little And Large

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. After lunch Jackie drove me on a short forest trip, after which we shopped at Lidl for basics such as toilet rolls. An Isle of Wight ferry boat passed the mudbank at Tanners Lane, where the tide was so farContinue reading “Little And Large”